University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2023: Barcelona KAAP

Program Dates January 03, 2023 - February 02, 2023 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD Cornavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

Study “International Perspectives on Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy” in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is a former Olympic Games host and boosts a vibrant city with a vibrant culture, beautiful landscape and architecture, lengthy and critical Spanish history, classic Spanish cuisine, moderate temperatures (~60° in January) as well as internationally known professional sports. This program is ideal for students who intend to pursue graduate programs in Medicine, Physical Therapy, and other health professions.

The study abroad program will focus on students engaging and interacting with sports medicine professionals across Spain including local physiotherapists to allow students to truly understand and appreciate the “International Perspectives” aspect of health care. Within Barcelona, we aim to engage the University of Barcelona and their Sports Science, Physiotherapie, and Neuroscience programs. We also aim to meet with hospital and clinic-based research scientists and clinicians to provide students the opportunity to meet with scholars and learn the critical physiotherapie and sports medicine issues challenging the local health care systems. A planned excursion to Madrid, Spain will have students visiting Camilo Jose Cela University and engaging with their Athletic Training and Physiotherapie faculty and students.

Students will live in furnished apartments within Barcelona with close proximity to mass transit and will receive a transit pass during the winter session. The apartments are fully furnished, including full kitchens, allowing students to prepare their meals with nearby grocery stores available. Several group meals will be included during excursions along with a welcoming and departing group meal. The classes will be near Placa Catalunya, one of the main squares in downtown Barcelona.
Whether you’re interested in sports medicine and physical therapy overall or learning the European perspective, the winter session study is your chance to gain an international perspective on sports medicine and physical therapy. When you’re interviewing for a graduate program and they ask you what differentiates you from other students, you’ll have abundant answers from this study abroad opportunity.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, local ground transportation, a few group meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Spain, nor airport transfers within the U.S. or in Spain. The program officially begins when students arrive in Barcelona. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
KAAP 440-071: Topics in Exercise Science: International Perspectives on Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy (3 credits)
KAAP 440-072: Topics in Exercise Science: Performance Physiology (3 credits)
UNIV 370-031: Winter/Summer Study Abroad - Barcelona KAAP (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,435.00$6,534.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,850.00$4,850.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,315.00$11,414.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Thomas Buckley
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
349 STAR Tower, Newark, DE 19716
William Farquhar
Faculty Director
201M Health Science Complex, Newark, DE 19716

Submit Program Application by 5pm on June 15, 2022
Recommendation also due by 5pm on June 15, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: June 23, 2022

Interest Meetings:
04/27/2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Star Tower room 313
05/03/2022, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Star Tower room 313
06/08/2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM,

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.